Frog Dissection… ewww gross… but super cool…

It is time to figure out how all the body systems fit into one tiny little body. Click on the link below to learn how to make proper incisions while dissecting a frog. You must fill out the pre-lab inorder to participate in the dissection lab.

http://www.surgery-games.org/dissect-a-frog-2/

If you finish early you may take the quiz to test your knowledge.

http://www.quia.com/quiz/4127848.html?AP_rand=1309291317

Discussion questions:

(Reminder: Only enter your first name, write in complete sentences with fancy words!)

1. Describe to someone who has never dissected a frog how you would start dissecting a frog. What incisions would you make? What should they be careful about? GIVE LOTS OF DETAIL!!!

2. What are you most looking forward to when dissecting the frogs?

Skeletal System!

Did you know that a baby is born with over 300 bones?!?!?!? BUT there are only 206 bones in the human body!

Today we will be hard at work creating life size replicas of our skeletal system, just like this.

Skeletal Photo

Please share any fun facts you have learned about the skeletal system in the comment section.

When finished click on the link below and try your hand at creating a skeleton.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/skeleton/Skeleton_game_1.htm

 

The Digestive System!!!

Do you ever wonder what happens to your food after you eat it? Or wonder how our bodies get energy? Well it is time to learn what is going on with your stomach!

Click on the link below to learn about the organs that make up the digestive system.

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/digestion/digestion_game_1.htm

Student Challenge:

You woke up one day and were a piece of food. Describe the exciting journey you would take through the digestive system!

 

 

Ancient Mesopotamian Bricks!

6th Grade has been hard at work learning about Ancient Mesopotamia! We spent a long time researching various parts of Ancient Mesopotamian society and then writing an essay to present what we learned. Later on we will be presenting a visual aid to support our research… stay tune!

Geography

Religion

Achievements

Polotics

Economics

Society/ Culture

While studying about this ancient culture we learned about how they made bricks out of the materials they had; water and dirt! In science class we’ve been learning about the importance of water and waters four properties: solvent, metobolite, lubricant, and temperature regulator. We used water as both a solvent and a lubricant to make the bricks and clean up after ourselves.

We asked: How did the Mesopotamians use the scientific Method to determine which material make the best bricks?

Mesopotamian 9

 

First, we mixed together water and dirt to make the mud bricks. We packed the mold full just like the Ancient Mesopotamians  did, then we used water as a lubricant to easily free the mud brick from the mold. We repeated the steps for the plaster and rock mixture. Finaly, let the bricks bake in the sun for three days just like the Mesopotamians.

Mesopotamian 6 Mesopotamian 5 Mesopotamian 4 Mesopotamian 3 Mesopotamian 2 Mesopotamian 1

According to our data what materials made the best bricks?

What did you learn about making bricks?

What would you suggest doing differently next time?

 

What is the hierachy of living things?

As we have already learned cells are the basic building block of life. But what is it called when many cells get together? And what is an organism? Are you an organism?

Read the article in class and click on the link below to answer follow up questions.

https://docs.google.com/a/goaj.org/forms/d/1gnNaW8QT_Jm8DAQQse78WsR3YRHpNZ0UPGnQ1UZoQe8/viewform

Is my dog an organism?

Max

Xylema dn Phloem are found in plants. What would they be called? Are they cells, tissue, organs, a body system, or an organism?

Xylem and Phloem

The Cell

We are going to begin our new unit on the basic building blocks of life… CELLS!!! We will be starting our BIG CELL PROJECT ,so get your creative juices flowing. You will have an opporunity to create both a plant and animal cell out of everyday items, it can even be edible! Our Due date is Tuesday October 1st and it is worth 75 points! So get them done early and save yourself the stress.Here are some ideas from the past.

cell pic2 cell project3  cell projocet 1cell project4

 

Here are some websites to help you:

http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/cell/cell_game.htm

http://jgimp.tripod.com/cells.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/12413/structures.html

http://www.biology4kids.com/files/cell_main.html

 

Please Respond to these three questions in complete sentences!!!

1. What do you already know about the cell?

2. What do you know about the difference between a plant and animal cell?

3. What do you plan on making your cells out of?

 

 

 

Our Maden Voyage

Welcome Leaders of the School!

This is the maden voyage of Ms. Byars’ Classroom blog. You are now all official bloggers. YOU are responsible for the content of the site, and for contributing to the ideas of others. This site can be seen all over the world! So this means that whatever you say can be seen around the world. That means make every work count!

Happy Blogging!

Discussion Questions:

1. How would you want someone to respond to your post?

2. What rules should we have when responding to others?